You should not refer to the past while answering this question. To say that you want to be a receptionist because your field of study was somehow related to customer service, or because you had the same job in the past, would indicate a must, rather than a desire to have the job.
I suggest you to speak about the future, your motivation to do the job, and personal preferences for doing it. You should also be careful about your tone of voice and the way you talk. Show enthusiasm, be positive.
I like routine jobs where one can have a real impact on the business. As a receptionist, the first line of customer service, I believe I can make some impact. That’s why I decided to apply for this job.
Every one of us has some skills and is good in doing something. I believe that people enjoy talking to me, that I am a good listener, and can that I can identify their needs and help them to satisfy them. That’s my reason for applying for receptionist role.
I would like to become a hotel manager one day, and believe a role of a receptionist is a first step on my journey to a dream job.
- Why Do You Want to Work as a Receptionist Here?
- This Job Is Repetitive. What Would Motivate You to Do It Well Every Day?